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MPM Urges Anwar To Promote Single Stream Education System To Non-Malays

"The single-stream education system is not only for Malays, but also for people of other ethnicities," claimed Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Ibrahim Abu Shah, chairman of the Majlis Perundingan Melayu (MPM) education bureau.

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been urged to use his influence to persuade non-Malays and other races to accede to a single-stream education system

Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Ibrahim Abu Shah, chairman of the Majlis Perundingan Melayu (MPM) education bureau, said that only Anwar can persuade non-Malays and other races to resolve the issue in the Malaysian education system, reported New Straits Times.

He claimed that the single-stream education system is not only for Malays, but also for people of other ethnicities.

Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Ibrahim Abu Shah.

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The desire and struggle of non-Malays in relation to the education system, according to Ibrahim, is currently in conflict with the federal constitution

Ibrahim said that at the moment, the newly-minted Prime Minister has been appointed because of significant support and acceptance, particularly from the Chinese community, and the Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman can certainly convince the Chinese community to look back at the federal constitution.

"[Ask them] to accept the foundation of the federal constitution, what they are doing can be said to be 100% against it," he said in a press conference at Wisma MPM on Tuesday, 29 November.

He did not provide justification for his claim that the Chinese community's support was one of the driving factor for Anwar's appointment.

Ibrahim also said that MPM will be presenting the new unity government with a memorandum including 62 proposals under the theme "Membina Negara Makmur" (Building a Prosperous Nation)

The MPM secretariat drafted the memorandum with advice and assistance from the 12 bureaus that make up the Pemandu Committee.

In September last year, under the leadership of then-prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, a committee known as Pemandu was established, consisting of ten representatives from both the government and the opposition.

The memorandum urged the government to prioritise the development agenda, which MPM argued would lead to the country's prosperity.

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